Student Organizations and Clubs
supported by Student Activity Fees
The Office of Leadership Programs supports the sanctioned student organizations and clubs on campus through policies
and procedures oversight and leadership training.
Sanctioned Organizations, Clubs, and Programs
Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society –
Sigma Lambda National Honor Society is a nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of scholarship
and to the recognition of non-traditional students continuing their higher education. Membership is extended by
invitation in the spring of the academic year. The Nu Sigma Chi Chapter at Northeast State is one
of over 300 institutional chapters throughout the United States.
Amy Lippo (L312, 423.354.5242) and
Michelle Wyatt (L214, 423.354.2422)
serve as advisors.
American Welding Society (AWS) Holston Valley Student
Chapter – Northeast State’s student section of the
American Welding Society
promotes the application and research of welding/metal fabrication among students. Educational development, sound
practices, and career opportunities are emphasized.
Jon Cookson (RCAM144, 423.354.5212) and
Nichole Manz-Young (A103, 423.354.5253) are the advisors.
Argumentation and Debate Society – The purpose of the Argumentation and Debate Society is to provide students
with an opportunity to participate in competitive forensic tournaments. The society also provides learners with a
forum for free expression and offers
opportunities for students to voice their opinions on current events and matters of interest to the academic
Dr. Rick Merritt (H215, 423.279.3691),
Dr. Ruth Livingston (H214, 423.279.7657), and
Dr. Laura Barnett (H206, 423.354.2556) are the faculty advisors.
The Art Club – The Art Club is open to all Northeast State students, faculty, and staff. The club's purpose is
to promote an appreciation of visual artistic expression on the Northeast State Community College campus. Members
seek to provide a forum through which NeSCC students, in particular, can obtain professional skills relevant to
support academic endeavors in the visual arts. This organization also provides students, faculty, staff, and the
community with opportunities to develop skills in a variety of visual art media.
Dr. Christal Hensley (H120, 423.354.2595) and
Donna Wilt (L303C, 423.354.5250) serve as advisors.
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) – The Association for Computing Machinery student chapter engages
members through talks by local practitioners, visits from prominent speakers in the ACM Distinguished Speakers
Program, technical and career workshops,
field trips to computing installations, and social activities. Student chapters are the engines that drive
professional networking and learning on a local level.
David Blair (F202, 423.354.5269) and
Dr. Donna Farrell (F216, 423.354.2407)
serve as advisors.
Black Student Association (BSA) – The Black Student Association is an educational and cultural non-profit and
non-political organization based at Northeast State. The organization is open to all Northeast State students,
faculty, and staff. Its primary purpose is to serve
the interests of minority students. The BSA provides a professional, informational, and social network for students
of African descent to ensure their retention, academic excellence, and participation in student life at Northeast
State. Contact advisor
Linda Calvert (P317, 423.323.0222)
for more information.
Campus Christian Fellowship (CCF) – The Campus Christian Fellowship provides opportunities for students and
employees to meet regularly to enjoy Christian fellowship and fun. Meetings include a variety of activities for
encouragement, fellowship, Bible and topical studies, devotions,
and prayer. Activities and meetings may be held on various NeSCC campuses. The club may also sponsor speakers or
musical concerts for the campus, attend area concerts, and participate in school-wide events. CCF is not exclusive
to any denomination and all are welcome to attend.
Cathy Phillips (C2406,
April Allen (C2406,
423.279.3684) serve as the advisors.
The Cinema Society – The Cinema Society provides diverse options for students of Northeast State
Community College to experience the culture of movies and their relevance to said culture. The Cinema Society
appreciates the fine art of cinema and provides opportunities to analyze movies
that are viewed from themes and meanings of greater cultural and historical relevance.
Jim Kelly (H108, 423.279.7669) and
Tabetha Garman (H114, 423.354.5180) are the faculty advisors.
Clinical Laboratory Science Club – The Clinical Laboratory Science Club promotes understanding of the field of
laboratory medicine through scheduled meetings, distribution of educational materials, participation in recruitment
opportunities at elementary/secondary schools and
organizations, as well as through community service projects. Funds are raised to attend state and national meetings
for the purpose of continuing education and networking with peers. Anyone interested in club membership is invited
Rose Marie Spangler (RCHP124,
423.354.5500) is the faculty advisor.
College Democrats – The College Democrats serve as a source of ideas, organization, and activism
directed towards supporting students at Northeast State Community College who wish to gain experience in campus,
local, state, or national politics. Activities such as voter education, voter registration, and voter turn-out
efforts help students gain experience by aiding candidates or campaigns aligned with the ideals found within the
platform, heritage, or future directions of the Democratic Party.
Andrea Frye (H124, 423.354.2519) and
Francis Canedo (H107, 423.279.3694) are the faculty advisors.
The Cor Group – The Cor Group is a Christian organization for members of the NeSCC community. The name is
derived from a teaching of John Henry Cardinal Newman, "Cor ad cor loquitur," meaning heart speaks to heart. This
phrase embodies the vital
calling of Christians to speak with more than just words and to reach out with love to the hearts of others. The Cor
Group is involved with ETSU's Catholic Center, and Fr. Michael Cummins leads most of the discussions and activities.
The Cor Group is not exclusive to any denomination, and members come from a
variety of backgrounds. All are welcome!
Dr. Michael Pagel (H115, 423.354.2431) serves as advisor.
Council for Leadership, Advocacy, and Student
Success (CLASS) – Northeast State’s Council for Leadership, Advocacy, and Student Success strives to improve the
quality of student life by representing the student body, providing leadership development opportunities, and
promoting communication between students, administration, faculty, and
staff. For more information, visit the CLASS Office located in the Student Services Building. Contact advisor
Mark Beaty (A215, 423.354.5241).
Criminal Justice Society (CJS) – The Criminal Justice Society serves as an organization dedicated to exposing
students to critical issues of justice and equal treatment in America by agencies of the criminal justice system. To
accomplish this goal, the society promotes
excellence in the education of criminal justice; strives to promote better relations between local criminal justice
agencies and the general public; serves as a liaison between local agencies and Northeast State, and provides
members with information on the varied nature of career opportunities in
criminal justice. Contact advisor
Eric Stanton (H218, 423.354.5351) for more
Drama Club – The Drama Club is open to all students, faculty, and staff who want to expand their understanding
and enjoyment of drama. Students who are interested in acting, directing, working backstage, or just watching live
theatre are encouraged to join. Drama Club
members raise funds to assist with travel to see top quality productions.
Eric Fish (H118, 423.354.2400),
Brad McKenzie (D181, 423.354.2563), and
Elizabeth Sloan (H106, 423.354.2479) are the faculty advisors.
Echoes and Images – Echoes and
Images is Northeast State’s student literary and visual arts magazine. Published in the spring, the magazine
features poems, short stories, essays, and visual art by currently enrolled students. Entry deadline for submissions
is at the end of the fall
semester. Exact dates are posted during the fall semester. Cash prizes are awarded to the first- and second-place
winners in each category. Echoes
and Images has been consistently recognized for excellence by the Southern Division of the
College Humanities Association.
Tempi Hale (H102, 423.354.2594),
Dr. Christal Hensley (H120, 423.354.2595),
Dr. Sandra Hiortdahl (H122, 423.354.5176),
Josh Archer (H121, 423.354.2557), and
Donna Wilt (L303C, 423.354.5250) are the faculty editors.
Elizabethton Service Club – The Northeast State at Elizabethton Service Club strives to generate and foster
awareness and public interest within the community for Northeast State at Elizabethton. The club provides
opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to develop
leadership skills and to promote civic responsibility by working together through club activities. For more
information, contact advisors
Amy Drinnon (E132, 423.547.8450) and
Paulette Davis (E108, 423.547.8450).
Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) – The primary objective of the Gay-Straight Alliance is to provide social and
educational support outlets and to promote equality, understanding, and acceptance of all students, faculty, and
staff members of the NeSCC community regardless of
sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Francis Canedo (H107, 423.279.3694),
Andrea Frye (H214, 423.354.2519),
Brad McKenzie (D181, 423.354.2563), and
Elizabeth Sloan (H106, 423.354.2479) are the faculty advisors.
GREENS – The GRassroots Environmental Efforts at Northeast State is a club
for students, staff, and faculty who are interested in helping preserve our fragile environment. The club’s main
focus is to foster environmental leadership and stewardship at
Northeast State and beyond. GREENS accomplishes this through education and action. Everyone has a part to play, and
GREENS intends to educate others on how they can participate in this worthwhile effort.
Jim Henrichs (P202, 423.354.2481) and
Michele Glass (B104F, 423.354.2496) serve as advisors.
The International Club – The International Club is for all students who like to meet people, eat food, plan
and enjoy entertainment, and learn about cultures from countries around the globe. In our increasingly
interconnected world, there is a need to understand the similarities that bind us together and to appreciate the
differences that make us unique. The club will sponsor activities and events that celebrate the diversity of
Northeast State's students, faculty, and staff for the learning and enjoyment of the members and the campus at
Caitlin Chapman-Rambo (J1097,
Anne Darden (L303B, 423.354.5361)
serve as advisors.
Christian Fellowship – Intervarsity Christian Fellowship is a non-denominational campus ministry. Members
aim to build community on campus through God's love and to reach out to every corner of campus. Small group meetings
are scheduled throughout the week. Please come join us! Larry Hatfield (P312A,
423.354.5224), Margaret Lester (P218A, 423.323.0202), and Fred
Lewis (P306, 423.279.7665) serve as advisors.
Intramurals – Intramurals, athletic activities, sports tournaments, and wellness events are offered by Student
Life to help students safely acquire behaviors conducive to healthy lifestyles that enrich the quality of life.
Mark Beaty (A215, 423.354.5241) for more information.
Los Americanos – Los Americanos strives to teach awareness and understanding of Hispanic culture and
traditions, as well as of the Spanish language. The club seeks to introduce members to a variety of concerns,
issues, and current events that impact the Latin community. Students
are not required to speak Spanish to become members of the organization.
Norma Sanchez-Webb (H218,
423.354.5209) and Shirley Velasco (P101E, 423.354.2470) are the faculty advisors.
Northeast State National Alumni Association – This association is open to all former students who have taken
credit courses at Northeast State or the College by its former name, Tri-Cities State Technical Institute. The
purpose of the association is to further interest in
Northeast State and to foster communication between the College and its Alumni. The association holds several events
each year that encourage alumni to renew their ties with the institution and to cultivate friendships and
professional relationships. Contact
Dr. Tim Harrison (L303A, 423.354.5296)
for more information.
Northeast State Scholars Foundation – The purpose of the
State Scholars Foundation is to support the activities of the Northeast State Community College Foundation
through student-driven initiatives that promote private giving and service learning. As a student foundation, the
organization cultivates philanthropy among campus constituencies and seeks to
incorporate philanthropic campaigns within the College’s mission. Membership is comprised voluntarily of students
receiving Northeast State Scholarships, enrolling in the Northeast State Honors Program, or earning memberships in
the campus honor societies. Contact
Rayma Gibbs (C2107, 423.279.7637),
Joshua Johnson (C2107A, 423.354.5235), or
Erin Blevins (C2107B, 423.354.2507) for more information.
Northeast State Student Navigators – This organization is a community relations support group representing
Northeast State. It is the Navigators’ duty to promote and uphold the vision, mission, and guiding beliefs of the
College to the students, faculty, and staff as well
as the five-county service area. The Northeast State Student Navigators contribute valuable time and effort toward
enhancing the community relations and enrollment efforts of the College. The service provided by the Navigators is
not duplicated by any other sanctioned student organization. Applications
and/or additional information may be obtained by contacting advisor
Jim Henrichs (P202, 423.354.2481).
Paws For A Cause – Paws For A Cause uses creative and innovative ideas to educate students, faculty, and staff
about the importance of no-kill shelters, reducing the stray animal population, and why pet owners should adopt.
Paws For A Cause encourages
its members to get involved with the local community, humane societies, and animal shelters. This club also teaches
its members to organize volunteer events, sponsor fundraisers, and take responsibility. Paws For A Cause is
available to any and every student who wants to participate in the club.
Linda Hamilton (A205, 423.354.2542) and
Erin Ferris (H209, 423-354-5222) serve as
Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society – This organization is the international honor society that
recognizes and promotes commitment to academic excellence in two-year colleges. Phi Theta Kappa supports the four
hallmarks of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and
Fellowship that are designed to give members opportunities for personal and academic growth as well as service to
others. The Northeast State chapter is Alpha Iota Chi, and it has achieved five-star status, the highest level of
Phi Theta Kappa activities.
Dr. Jane Honeycutt (H203, 423.354.2596),
Erin Ferris (H209, 423.354.5222), and
Dr. Teressa Dobbs (H218, 423.354.5299) are the faculty advisors.
President’s Student Advisory Council – The
President’s Student Advisory Council provides the president of Northeast State with a student
perspective on activities and/or issues prevailing on the campus and makes suggestions and recommendations as deemed
Student Life (A212, 423.354.2416) for more
Sci-fi/Fantasy Guild – The Sci-fi/Fantasy Guild is open to all students, faculty, and staff who enjoy science
fiction and fantasy literature, film, games, and culture. The Sci-fi/Fantasy Guild has book and film discussions,
themed fundraisers, and special interest outings.
Tabetha Garman (H114, 423.354.5180) and
Audrey Peters (H123, 423.354.2417) are the faculty advisors.
SkillsUSA® – SkillsUSA® is a national membership association serving students who are preparing for careers in
trade, technical, and skilled service occupations (including health occupations) and for further education.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled
workforce. SkillsUSA is open to new and currently enrolled students who meet program eligibility requirements.
Nichole Manz-Young (A103, 423.354.5253) serves as the Northeast
State chapter advisor.
Student Historical Society – The purpose of the Student Historical Society is to provide positive experiences
and learning opportunities within all aspects of history. Goals of the society include expansion of knowledge
through activities and discussion, increase campus
awareness of historical events, and foster relationships between students and faculty.
Sherman Patrick (H111, 423.354.2493) and
Tabetha Garman (H114, 423.354.5180) serve as faculty advisors.
Student Tennessee Education Association (STEA) – The
Student Tennessee Education Association helps prepare the education major to assume the role
of a teacher and make a smooth transition from the campus to the classroom. This pre-professional organization gives
students a voice in education by working in conjunction with local, state, and national
associations. STEA provides personal growth through community service projects and professional growth through
leadership and teamwork opportunities. STEA helps prepare teachers for the challenges of the 21st century classroom.
Contact faculty advisors
Mitzi Neeley (H204, 423.354.2550) and
Tricia Crawford (H212, 423.354.5117) for more information.
Student Traffic Court – The
Traffic Court hears cases of students contesting traffic citations that result from violations of the
Northeast State Traffic and Parking Regulations. A Chief Justice, an Associate Chief Justice, and a maximum of four
Justices are selected from the
student body through an application and interview process. Students who wish to contest a ticket must submit appeals
Student Life (A212, 423.354.2416) for more
Student Veterans of America – The purpose of
Student Veterans of
America is to provide support and assistance to transitioning veterans; provide a network for mutual support
and assistance among veterans, reservists, and those on active duty; encourage those who are seriously considering
(ROTC/DEP); assist in the social, intellectual, and personal development of fellow veterans; and to contribute to
the atmosphere and development of Northeast State.
John Adcox (A102, 423.354.2528),
Jessica Kelso (A102, 423.354.2527),
Eric Stanton (H218, 423.354.5351), Miriam Bryant (H208, 423.354.5221), Tricia Crawford (H212,
423.354.5117), and Jeremy Bryant (C2307, 423.354.2418) serve as
Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) – Northeast State’s Student Chapter, a “Delta” chapter
affiliated with the Upper East Tennessee Chapter of the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (www.tnspe.org)
and a member of the State Society of the National Society of Professional Engineers (www.nspe.org), was recognized and certified eligible for participation in the Program
for NSPE Student Chapters in May 1999. All students interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and
Mathematics) are eligible to join.
Janice Lewenczuk (F229, 423.354.2549) serves as the advisor.
A Toast to Education – A Toast to Education is a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in
which each individual member has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skills that foster
self-confidence and personal growth. The purposes
of the organization include helping its members improve their abilities to communicate effectively, encouraging
members to read and listen analytically, and affording leadership training for its members. A Toast to Education is
International and the District of Toastmasters International organizations.
Dr. Ruth Livingston (H214, 423.279.7657) and
Dr. Rick Merritt (H215, 423.279.3691) serve as faculty advisors.
TRiO CLuB – The purpose of the TRiO CLuB is to provide an opportunity for members to be involved in activities
which will facilitate the development of a campus climate supportive of academic, social, and personal success;
build leadership skills; broaden individual experiences;
and extend benevolence to others who are in need. It is open to all Student Support Services participants, staff,
and any other enrolled Northeast State Community College student who is committed to the purpose of the
Virginia Reed (C1108, 423.354.2491),
Donna Addington (E110, 423.354.5227), and
Olivia Orten (KC211, 423.354.5538) serve as
Volunteer Northeast State – The purpose of Volunteer Northeast State is to facilitate public and community
service opportunities for students at Northeast State. This program and its related student organization provide the
framework for experienced-based
learning opportunities that develop student leadership and increased social responsibility.
Dr. Laura Barnett (H206, 423.354.2556)
Dr. Rick Merritt (H215, 423.279.3691) serve as
Guidelines and policies for sanctioning student organizations and clubs can be found by clicking
here. Many of the commonly used forms needed by advisors of
sanctioned student organizations and clubs to gain institutional approvals can be found on the
\\polaris\STUDENTORGFORMS drive on the campus network. A list of Sanctioned Organizations, Clubs, and Programs can
also be found in the
Guide to Campus Resources.
Visit the Office of Leadership Programs in Room A212 of the Student Services Building for more information on student
organizations and clubs at Northeast State.